Betfred British Masters - R4

Kinhult's the Master at Hillside

May 09-12
Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England
£3,000,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Marcus Kinhult held off challenges from defending champion Eddie Pepperell, four-time winner Matt Wallace and Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre to win his first European Tour title at the Betfred British Masters.

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“It’s unreal. I’ve been dreaming about it for such a long time and to finally do it is amazing. My knees were shaking on that final putt. My hands were shaking. Everything was shaking. It’s hard to remember now. Just so much nerves and so much willpower I guess. It’s a cool feeling.”

The Swede birdied the final two holes at Hillside Golf Club after dropping two strokes on the previous two holes, to finish one ahead of Pepperell, Wallace and MacIntyre, the young Scot chasing his first victory on just his 14th European Tour start.

“It was a real fight today. I played solid the front nine. Could have played better and then played okay beginning of the back nine and made bogey on 15 and 16. Then just managed to hole two good putts on 17 and 18.

“It was tough. I just tried to stay patient, composed and somehow I made those two last birdies. It is great. This is a very prestigious event and a nice little trophy to have. To get it as my first win is special.

“I had a great first impression when I got here Monday. I was just loving it here. The weather has been fantastic over the weekend. The crowds have been great crowds this week. I was surprised to see that many coming out on the weekend, since it’s a Premier League day today.

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There was a four-way tie on 15 under par when Kinhult and Wallace stood on the 18th tee, but Kinhult converted a birdie putt from eight feet to claim his maiden title, becoming the third Swedish winner of the British Masters after Alex Noren in 2016 and Johan Edfors in 2006.

MacIntyre looked to have dropped out of contention after a double bogey on the par five second hole, but he pulled a shot back on the fourth hole and then played the back nine in five under par to race up the leaderboard.

“I just stuck to the game plan. I doubled the second early on but my caddie said to me, just be patient. Really this week was probably the best I’ve hit my irons. I hit them much better this week. I struggled a bit off the tee. I thought, I just had to hang in. Today on the 16th tee, I looked back and thought, this is what it’s all about. The fans were brilliant. Tommy was great, as well.”

Pepperell, defending the title he won at Walton Heath in October, carded a final round six under par 66, while Wallace, who shared the 54-hole lead with Kinhult, signed for a one under par round to join him and MacIntyre in second place.

“It was a good round. Very steady, really. I only hit a couple of bad shots but it was very steady. The whole week, I only made two bogeys actually which for me is remarkable.

“ I kind of set myself a target of 17 a round after the turn, and I thought, I expected those guys to get to 17 — get to 16 in the end. They were not far off that. Pins weren’t easy today and the pressure at the end playing with those guys, you can never be too sure. But fair play to Marcus. He’s been a good player for a while, so it is good to see.”

Richie Ramsay took solo fifth place on 12 under par after a level par round, with English pair Jordan Smith and Paul Waring sharing sixth on 11 under.

Tournament host Tommy Fleetwood shared eighth place on ten under par with five other golfers, including former World Number One Martin Kaymer.

“I think it’s been great. My own performance wasn’t good particularly, from start to finish, I didn’t hit it great. But you know, I could have hit them better on the last few holes, of course I could have. Things maybe caught up with me in the end. I was disappointing the way I played.

“I couldn’t have asked for more from the event. It is the first event I ever had a part in hosting and brought it to Southport, and you never know how it’s going to go. It’s been amazing.

“I couldn’t have asked for anything more from everybody who has turned out, or just watching or working the event and volunteering and made it such a great event and very memorable for me.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-16
65
69
68
70
272
T2
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-15
70
67
70
66
273
T2
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-15
68
69
68
68
273
T2
Matt Wallace
ENG
-15
65
67
70
71
273
5
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-12
66
67
71
72
276
T6
Paul Waring
ENG
-11
72
70
68
67
277
T6
Jordan Smith
ENG
-11
68
74
67
68
277
T8
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-10
71
71
70
66
278
T8
Martin Kaymer
GER
-10
68
71
73
66
278
T8
Renato Paratore
ITA
-10
73
67
72
66
278
T8
Joost Luiten
NED
-10
70
71
68
69
278
T8
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-10
69
64
75
70
278
T8
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-10
71
71
67
69
278
T8
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-10
68
69
68
73
278
T15
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-9
69
69
72
69
279
T15
Victor Perez
FRA
-9
71
70
72
66
279
T15
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-9
71
71
68
69
279
T15
Gavin Green
MAS
-9
74
67
68
70
279
T15
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-9
63
72
73
71
279
T15
Ross Fisher
ENG
-9
68
65
75
71
279
T15
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
-9
69
70
69
71
279
T15
Thomas Detry
BEL
-9
66
67
73
73
279
T23
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-8
73
68
70
69
280
T23
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-8
69
67
72
72
280
T25
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-7
72
68
71
70
281
T25
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-7
72
69
70
70
281
T25
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-7
72
68
69
72
281
T25
Robert Rock
ENG
-7
69
69
76
67
281
T25
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-7
70
69
69
73
281
T30
Michael Hoey
NIR
-6
68
71
73
70
282
T30
David Horsey
ENG
-6
72
70
68
72
282
T30
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-6
72
70
71
69
282
T30
Hugo Leon
CHI
-6
72
68
69
73
282
T30
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-6
68
71
76
67
282
T35
Lee Westwood
ENG
-5
66
70
74
73
283
T35
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-5
70
67
76
70
283
T35
Scott Hend
AUS
-5
68
69
73
73
283
T35
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-5
70
70
70
73
283
T35
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-5
72
68
74
69
283
T35
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-5
73
68
73
69
283
T35
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-5
74
68
74
67
283
T42
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-4
68
69
74
73
284
T42
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-4
68
71
73
72
284
T42
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-4
73
68
70
73
284
T42
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-4
70
69
74
71
284
T42
Sean Crocker
USA
-4
67
71
72
74
284
T42
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
72
68
73
71
284
T42
Liam Johnston
SCO
-4
71
68
71
74
284
T42
David Howell
ENG
-4
72
70
71
71
284
T42
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-4
70
68
71
75
284
T42
Dean Burmester
RSA
-4
71
71
73
69
284
T42
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-4
71
70
74
69
284
T53
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-3
67
71
74
73
285
T53
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-3
73
69
71
72
285
T53
David Law
SCO
-3
71
71
71
72
285
T53
Tom Lewis
ENG
-3
70
69
75
71
285
T53
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-3
75
67
67
76
285
T58
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-2
69
67
76
74
286
T58
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-2
69
70
73
74
286
T58
Stuart Manley
WAL
-2
71
70
71
74
286
T58
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
72
70
70
74
286
T58
Jack Senior
ENG
-2
72
69
72
73
286
T58
Steven Brown
ENG
-2
72
68
70
76
286
T58
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-2
74
67
73
72
286
T58
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-2
66
73
76
71
286
T58
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-2
71
69
75
71
286
T58
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
70
68
78
70
286
T68
Grant Forrest
SCO
-1
73
68
72
74
287
T68
Oliver Farr
WAL
-1
71
70
75
71
287
T70
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
Par
69
72
71
76
288
T70
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
Par
71
70
73
74
288
T70
Paul Dunne
IRL
Par
71
69
78
70
288
73
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
1
72
68
77
72
289
74
Sam Horsfield
ENG
2
69
73
74
74
290
75
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
69
71
75
76
291
76
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
4
71
71
76
74
292
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
73
70
143
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
73
70
143
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Matthew Cort
ENG
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Min-Woo Lee
AUS
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Nick Cullen
AUS
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
David Dixon
ENG
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Jake McLeod
AUS
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
1
77
68
145
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
1
75
70
145
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
68
77
145
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
1
75
70
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
1
76
69
145
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
1
75
70
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
73
73
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
2
75
71
146
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
2
70
76
146
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
2
73
73
146
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
2
74
72
146
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
74
73
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
3
73
74
147
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
3
72
75
147
CUT
Darren Fichardt
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
75
72
147
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
3
76
71
147
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
3
76
71
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
4
73
75
148
CUT
Joel Girrbach
SWE
4
73
75
148
CUT
John Catlin
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
5
78
71
149
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
5
80
69
149
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
5
71
78
149
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
5
77
72
149
CUT
David Borda
ESP
6
77
73
150
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
6
79
71
150
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
6
73
77
150
CUT
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
6
76
74
150
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
73
77
150
CUT
Conor Gough
ENG
7
77
74
151
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
7
72
79
151
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
7
74
77
151
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
8
76
76
152
CUT
Max Orrin
ENG
8
78
74
152
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
8
76
76
152
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
10
79
75
154
DSQ
Marc Warren
SCO
Par
78
78
RET
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
78
78
RET
Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
0